A recognizable, consistent pattern can reduce stress, free-up mental capacity and increase reaction speed. As a principal, I didn’t view this as an interesting factoid; I recognized it as a competitive advantage. So how did I leverage this competitive advantage?
My teachers and I replicated a consistent room set up, from class to class to class. Important messages, locations for pertinent information, decorations, and furniture arrangements were essentially the same, in every classroom. So what did this redundancy and consistency get us?
Reduced student stress, deeper student thinking and accelerated student skill acquisition. All of which was ultimately measured by the fact that my students significantly outperformed similar students in neighboring schools.
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